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A New Diagnosis: Living With Chronic Pain

  Image via Pexels If you have just been diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, you may be feeling overwhelmed and frightened. You’re not alone — millions of people worldwide live with chronic pain every day. This YaDa Chef resource digest is designed to help you understand your diagnosis, learn how to safely manage your symptoms, and find ways to cope with the challenges of living with chronic pain. Take Control of What You Can You may not be able to control everything about your chronic pain, but you can implement healthy habits that improve your quality of life. Incorporate foods in your diet that fight inflammation, such as tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, and fatty fish. Connect with YaDa Chef if you’re interested in hiring a personal chef! Create a fitness routine based on movements that strengthen your muscles and bones without causing too much discomfort. Take any necessary steps to get adequate rest at night . Some people with chronic pain discover that taking evening w

Mexcian Stewed Chicken Recipe

serves 6 1 stewing chicken 4 pounds/1.8kg 1 onion studded with cloves 1 carrot cut into chunks 2 ribs celery cut into chunks 2-3 garlic cloves 10 peppercorns 1 bouquet garni Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, peppercorns and bouquet garni into a large pot.  Add enough water to cover the chicken.  On medium high heat bring the water to a low boil and immediately reduce the heat to a low.  Cover and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour Remove the chicken from the broth to a cutting board.  Let rest for 15 minutes.  Cut into 6-8 pieces.  Place on rice. Pour mole over the chicken and serve. private chefs and event catering Palm Beach + West Palm Beach + Boca Raton + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com south florida catering and personal chefs

Mexican Mole Braised Chicken Recipe

  serves 6-8 Preheat the oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 1 chicken cut into 6 pieces (legs, wings, breasts) Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Melt the 3 tablespoons/15ml of lard in a large, ovenproof casserole. Working in 2 batches, brown the chicken over medium high heat (3-4 minutes per side). Pour mole sauce over the chicken and bring to a simmer. Cover and place the casserole in the oven until the meat is very tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer the chicken mole to a serving platter, garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and the cilantro and serve. You can remove the cover for the last 15 minutes for a more “lacquered” look. private chefs and event catering Palm Beach + West Palm Beach + Boca Raton + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com south florida catering and personal chefs

Mole Poblano Recipe

  Adapted from Sor Andrea de la AsunciĆ³n from the Santa Rosa Convent Serves 10-12 1/4 cup/60ml/55g lard, vegetable shortening or vegetable oil (Reserve the seeds from all chiles) 1 1/2  ounces/43g chiles anchos, 3-4, stemmed and seeded 1 1/2  ounces/43g chiles pasillas, about 6, stemmed and seeded 1 1/2  ounces/43g chiles mulatos, about 3, stemmed and seeded 1/3 ounces/9g dried chipotle chiles, about 2, stemmed and seeded 1/4 large white onion,  roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons/16g raw almonds with skin 1 1/2 tablespoons/16g raw shelled peanuts 1 1/2 tablespoons/16g raisins 1 tablespoon/10g pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons/20g sesame seeds 1/2 cup/118ml reserved chile seeds 2 whole cloves, stemmed 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml anise seeds 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml  coriander seeds 1/4 teaspoon/1ml whole black peppercorns 1/2 stick cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml  ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon.5ml dried thyme 1/8 teaspoon.5ml dried marjoram 1 roma tomatoes, roasted 1 tomat

Greek Baklava Recipe

  A staple in most Greek and Middle Eastern  restaurants and bakeries.  There is no mention of it until  after 1299, which is the beginning of the Ottoman Empire.  Filo/a dough originated in what is now Turkey, but it is the Greeks that refined it into the paper thin dough we know today.  In Greece, baklava is supposed to be made with 33 dough layers, referring to the years of Christ's life. Any recipe we have ever found used no more than 24 (which is what is found in the pre-made 1 pound/450g packages. This recipe is a combination of two of our favourites.  The one from Greece adds in cinnamon which the one from Turkey did not have.  You choose.   1/2 pound/225g about 12 sheets thawed filo dough, covered with a damp towel 1 1/2 cups/174g chopped walnuts, pistachios or almonds 2 1/2 tablespoons/30g granulated sugar (you don’t need much the syrup is sweet) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1 stick/1/4 pound/8 tablespoons/113g melted butter For the syrup: 2/3 cup/120g granulated

Life Changes That Help You Improve From Within

  Image via Pexels Life Changes That Help You Improve From Within We all have room for improvement. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can make changes in your life to better yourself. These don’t always have to be drastic, and today’s tips can help you make small adjustments for self-betterment. Learn how to cook. Far too many people choose convenience over health and nutrition when it comes time to put food into our bodies. However, if you start thinking of food as fuel, you will understand how important quality is over quantity. YaDa Chef offers adult and couples cooking classes that can help you be the master of your kitchen. Change careers. If you dread waking up in the morning, now may be the perfect time to find a new gig. You can use a resume builder to present yourself in the most professional and accurate way. A template is quick and easy, and you can customize it for the job you want by adding images, photographs, and custom copy.  Start a business. Changing careers